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Jupiter’s Moon Europa is shooting water into space

Scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) revisited data from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft that flew over Europa in the year 2000 and discovered more evidence that it is indeed spouting plumes of water into space.

The 4th largest moon of Jupiter is covered in a thick layer of ice, which scientists strongly suspect is hiding a subsurface ocean—and possibly life.